PLANO, Texas — Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, issues the following statement following the deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday:
“Today we are mourning with the families of the Christians who were killed in the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Nobody should have to go to church — especially on the holiest day of the year — wondering whether they and their families will live through the service. But the cold truth is antagonism and persecution against Christians are growing around the world. Millions of Christians across the globe suffer violence, harassment and imprisonment simply because they profess to follow Jesus. Churches in America cannot remain passive while our brothers and sisters suffer. As 1 Corinthians 12:26 says, ‘If one part [of the body of Christ] suffers, every part suffers with it.’ We must pray for the families of the victims and survivors of these terrible attacks, and we must find ways to meet their needs in this time of hardship.”
Dr. Jack Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America. He is also a noted author, and his PowerPoint Ministries broadcasts are available in 92 countries and are heard daily in more than 740 cities. He has served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention and the honorary chairman of the 2015 National Day of Prayer.